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Oct 25, 2012 9:00pm PDT
that alarmed the faa. it involved the actions of a colgan captain on a flight out of new york city. the first officer on the flight was ben coats. it was coats' job to calculate the weight limit on the flight, and his calculations showed the plane would be too heavy to fly. and you say to the captain, "captain, we're even more overweight than we thought." what did he say? >> well, he said, "well, why don't we just count three of those adultss children." >> o'brien: really? >> yeah. "just mark them down on the sheet as children, and that will put us underweight." that's what he suggested. >> o'brien: coats says he refused, and the captain took the weight manifest from him. only after landing did coats discover what had happened with the manifest. so, when you looked at the paperwork, which had all the information on the weights and balances for the plane, what did you see? >> well, i saw that it had been altered. my math had been altered. it had been changed so our plane would no longer be overweight. >> o'brien: he made the limit higher so the plane would fit. >> yes. >> o'brien: and what you
Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm PDT
... >> narrator: obama arrived in chicago after the election of the city's first black mayor, harold washington. >> ...have joined hands to form a new democratic coalition... (applause and cheers) >> i think that the fact that chicago had elected an african-american mayor in harold washington sort of emphasized with barack that he was coming to a city where blacks were a major presence and had some significance. >> narrator: washington's politics were a living example of what obama was looking for. >> what washington was able to do was to put together these coalitions-- african-americans, latinos and progressive whites. and he was able to pull that together and beat the machine. >> god bless you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart. >> and that kind of coalition building was incredibly influential for barack. >> narrator: obama's laboratory would be the city's south side. >> we had put an ad in a number of newspapers for a community organizer in the south side of chicago. i'm looking for anybody who might be a good organizer, but i particularly need somebody who's african-american. >>
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